Dragon Tests Its Parachutes

SpaceX Conducts Dragon Parachute Test (Photos and Video)

"SpaceX recently completed its first Dragon high altitude drop test and it was 100% successful! The purpose of the test was to validate the Dragon's parachute deployment systems and recovery operations prior to the first flight of an operational Dragon later this year. The drop occurred on August 12, 2010 about nine miles off the coast from the scenic town of Morro Bay, CA-- 45 miles north of Vandenberg Air Force Base."

- Pad Abort 1 Test Successful, earlier post
- Update: What Really Crashed In The Desert (Orion), earlier post
- Orion Crash Photos and Videos Online - Finally, earlier post
- Orion Parachute Test Crash Update, earlier post

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